Technical Manager


This opportunity represents a rare chance to manage the back-stage operations of a lovely, intimate proscenium arch, heritage receiving house, with counterweight flying facilities and a first class reputation for the quality of its technical provision and welcome to incoming companies.

More Details

Theatre Royal Winchester (Part of Play to the Crowd) is looking for a Technical Manager

Terms: Full time permanent contract, 36 hours a week

Salary Scale: £33,077 – £35,620 (with opportunities for overtime)

Base: Theatre Royal Winchester

Closing date: 9am, Monday 3 June 2024

We will be interviewing suitable candidates on a rolling basis before the closing date and therefore we may close the job early should we find the right people. It is therefore recommended that you apply as early as possible. Previous applicants need not apply.


Theatre Royal Winchester is a mid-scale heritage theatre. It is part of Play to the Crowd, an arts and education charity, that also incorporates Hat Fair – an annual international Outdoor Arts festival; and Playmakers – a year-round programme of creative learning, participation, community projects and youth work.

The role

The Technical Manager will provide inspiring leadership for a small resident technical team, based at Theatre Royal Winchester, providing excellent technical support for all the organisation’s events, both in the theatre and beyond.

The Technical Manager will ensure the smooth and safe operation of the organisation’s technical service to visiting companies. The role will administrate all the technical logistics for Play to the Crowd’s programme and be a competent and experienced technician across LX, sound, AV and stage.

About you
You will be passionate about your work and will always strive for the highest standards. You will be enthusiastic and dedicated. You will be personable and proactive and keen to provide a first class welcome and service to all our visiting companies and artists. You will want to support and develop your team to become better technicians and you will have the all-round technical ability and experience to act as a role model for the team.

 How to Apply

Interested? If you would like to find out more details about this role please visit our website where you can find the Job Description and Person Specification. Our website also contains instructions on how to submit your application:

Keen on this role but seen something you’re not sure about? Don’t rule yourself out, give us a call to talk it through. For an informal discussion about the role, please get in touch with Deryck Newland, CEO by emailing

Play to the Crowd is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences and is also open to job share proposals.


Theatre Royal Winchester (Part of Play to the Crowd)

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type


Salary (Exact)

£33,077 – £35,620 (with opportunities for overtime)

Closing Date


Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time

Job Type

Backstage & Technical

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